“The Comet has returned.
Actually, it’s the brass plaque marking the historic 1846 journey of the first known sail launch to journey from San Francisco up the San Joaquin River.
The plaque along with a second one that marked the final segment of the transcontinental railroad being completed had been mounted on a stone monument for years until each was stolen years apart. The plaque commemorating the Comet’s journey was found recently and re-installed on the monument along Matheny Road near the entrance to the Mossdale Park boat launch park on the San Joaquin River.”
This is a perfect example how bronze plaques help us focus on and learn more about our heritage.
Click here to read story by Dennis Wyatt, Managing Editor mantecabulletin.com 3/12/14
American Legion Post 34 is looking to “find someone from the family of John R. Kendig, a Navy machinist mate who died during World War II and was honored with a metal plaque at the base of a tree in Lancaster city. The plaque honoring Kendig — who died May 7, 1942 — came loose from its stone at the base of a tree. It had been dedicated by Post 34.”
Click to read story by Joe Hainthaler, Staff Writer, Lancaster Online 3/10/14
“A NEW memorial to one the worst 19th century maritime disasters has been unveiled on Merseyside 162 years after the tragedy….Troopship sinking saw first use of ‘woman and children first’
Click to read story by Peter Elson Liverpool Echo 3/5/14
A great site to visit and add to if you are interested in plaques.
“The Henderson RSA is appealing for Baillie family descendants to come
forward to approve the installation of a memorial plaque for an unmarked grave.”
This is an interesting story that illustrates how much thought, planning and
expense goes into bronze plaques and memorials. Because of that they deserve
care and attention after they are placed.
Click here to read story by Shelley Greco stuff.co.nz 2/21/14
“Scott Heule found something missing when he took a recent visit to the Bear Valley Dam. The monument plaques were gone.”
Click here to read story by Judi Bowers, bigbeargrizzly.net 2/19/14
“A Langley veteran found himself at a loss for words on Friday when informed that a memorial honouring fallen soldiers had been stolen.”
Click to read full story by Kent Spencer, The Province 9/15/13
“KAYSVILLE — Just above the plaque that features the three Utahns who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is the word, “Hope.”
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story by Liz Howell, Clipper Staff Writer, The Davis Clipper